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Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.




News & Announcements
REOPENING: Phase 2 Underway
In addition to our curbside and homebound delivery services, we are permitting a maximum of 25 people inside the library at once. Patrons may use our computers and browse our collections, but no studying, lingering, or gathering in groups. No more than 4 people in the computer room at once, and computer use will be limited to 1 hour. All patrons must wear masks, with nose and mouth completely covered. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please maintain appropriate social distance (at least 6 feet) from other patrons and staff.
Curbside Pickup In Effect
Curbside Pickup is now available for Roseland residents only, as we can only issue out materials from our own library. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will try our best to find something you will love. Once you arrive at the library, pull up to the curbside pick up sign out front and we will deliver your materials to your car. We look forward to seeing our patrons! Staff will be on site between 9 am and 5 pm to take your calls. Please email you book requests to
Mid-Summer Reading Survey Winners
Congratulations to our two top readers, Dolan Vogel and Sonya Gordon! Dolan has read 639 chapters this summer, and Sonya has read 102 books! Thank you to everyone who participated and keep reading...we will have one more giveaway before our End of Summer Reading celebration on August 26th.
Scratch Magic Bookmark Craft and Contest
Reserve your scratch magic bookmark kit today and pick up curbside from library on Monday, August 10, between 10 am and noon. Kids have the option of entering their completed bookmark in our summer design contest following this summer's Imagine Your Story theme. Bookmarks are due at the circulation desk by Friday, August 14. Winning designs will be printed as bookmarks to distribute at the library. Read contest details on our Children's tab.
Back to School Wellness Presentation
Tuesday, August 11, at 7 pm: Start off the new school year right with a new discussion on Back to School Wellness led by Geeta Lahiri. Teachers, students, and parents can listen to some tips on immunity, staying organized, mental clarity/focus, first-day jitters (plus the added stress of what school will be like this year), hygiene, masks, and more. Participants who tune in will receive a free sample of Geeta's essential oil "Mask Refresher" spray.
Virtual Meditation With Amy Rutledge
Thursdays, August 13 & 27 at 7 pm: Enjoy some relaxing "me" time after a busy day with a virtual meditation session led by meditation teacher Amy Rutledge.
Kids' Grab-n-Go Craft: Tie Dye Mask
Create your own tie dye mask to help you stay safe and healthy when heading out! Please reserve your kits ahead of time by registering online, supplies are limited! Kits will be available for curbside pickup on Wednesday, August 19, between 10 am and noon. We will provide the tie dye, gloves, and rubber bands. Participants will only have to provide their own white or light-colored mask.
End of Summer Reading Celebration
We are concluding our 2020 Summer Reading Program by giving out some well-deserved yummy treats on our library grounds! Limited to 50 participants. Masks must be worn. OPEN TO ROSELAND RESIDENTS & SUMMER READING PARTICIPANTS ONLY. Guests must pre-register online and will receive a ticket to pick up their treat once they check in the day of the event. RAIN DATE: August 27, 1-2 pm. Call 973-226-8636 with any questions.
Summer Reading Registration
Registration for 2020 Summer Reading, "Imagine Your Story," is now open! Once you register, you need to get your registration packet. Download from our website OR drive to the library between 9 am and 5 pm to pick up your registration packet FOLLOWING OUR CURBSIDE PICKUP PROCEDURES.
No Book Donations, Please
Although we normally appreciate and accept your donations, we are not taking book donations at this time, so please refrain from brining donation items to the library until further notice.
Virtual Chair & Mat Yoga Classes
Check our Wellness tab for some chair and mat yoga videos by our in-house yoga instructor, Danielle Massa.
Download Mindful Coloring Pages
Do you miss our Mindful Coloring classes? You can still download a variety of pages for coloring on our website. Please check the Wellness tab, where you will find the pages to download. Happy coloring!
Libby Is Here to Stay!
Libby by Overdrive is available to our patrons for downloading both audio and ebooks! The app is available at If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants. Learn more about how it works here:
Vox Books Are Here
We are excited to offer "talking" Vox Books to our young patrons! Learn more about these great children's books here!
Check Out OverDrive Today
Download this app on any device! Find link on the Technology tab of our home page. Questions? Email the director at
Electronic Resources
The library may be closed, but your library card is still your ticket to many places! You still have access to our electronic resources. Look through the E-Resources tab on this home page and check back often for new additions.
Try Audible for Free
Great FREE resource from Essex County-based Audible: Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo's office and Audible are sharing STORIES.AUDIBLE.COM, a free streaming offering that allows anyone, anywhere to listen to hundreds of titles. Stories offers parents, educators, and caregivers a screen-free experience to look forward to each day. Selections in six languages available—English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese. No account or log-in required.
Temporary Virtual Library Cards Available
Roseland residents: If you don't have a library card but still want to take advantage of our electronic resources while we are closed, cut and paste below and complete the form. The card will be valid until we reopen.
Free WiFi Still Available
f you need to get out for a breath of fresh air and need some WiFi, it is still accessible in our parking lot and patio. The WiFi is free and available from 9am to 9pm daily.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible, and are eager for a certain book or DVD? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Museum Pass Program
Our Museum Pass program is on hold until further notice.
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to —> My Account —> Fines & Fees
Libby Has Arrived!
Libby by Overdrive is now available to our patrons for downloading audio and ebooks! Cut and paste this link on your browser to learn more about how it works: The app is available at this website: If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants.
Make the Most of HOOPLA
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any FOUR downloads per month at this time. Not sure how to use Hoopla? View this tutorial:
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee and $100 replacement fee if lost.

Summer Reading Registration
Printable Summer Reading Packet (pdf)
Noecker School Summer Reading Lists
Calendar & Event Registration
Museum Reservations

Staff Pics
BCCLS How-To Video
Thank you to a local family, The Wohltmanns, for putting together this instructional video on navigating the BCCLS website. We hope our patrons find it helpful!
1980 Presentation
Revisit the events of a most epic year! Presented by journalist Evan Weiner.
Our Book Club Recommends....
Here is a list of books that members of our library book club, Wednesday Nite Bookworms, have enjoyed. See if you will discover a new favorite!